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Tombstone Canyon -- Maynard hears the cry of the weird masked "phantom" of Tombstone Canyon. The plot thickens when Maynard discovers a man with a key to his past has been murdered by the phantom.
Tombstone Canyon -- Maynard hears the cry of the weird masked "phantom" of Tombstone Canyon. The plot thickens when Maynard discovers a man with a key to his past has been murdered by the phantom.

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Director:
Writers:
Claude Rister (story)
Earle Snell (continuity)
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Release Date:
25 December 1932 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Packing a long-barreled Colt and a dynamite wallop, Ken Mason rides herd on a desperate gang in the lone gulch. See more »
Plot:
Maynard hears the cry of the weird masked "phantom" of Tombstone Canyon. The plot thickens when Maynard discovers a man with a key to his past has been murdered by the phantom. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Ken Maynard ... Ken Mason
Cecilia Parker ... Jenny Lee (as Cecelia Parker)
Sheldon Lewis ... Matt Daley (The Phantom)
Frank Brownlee ... Alf Sykes
Jack Clifford ... Newt
George Gerwing ... Clem Sykes (as Geo. Gerwing)
Lafe McKee ... Colonel Lee
Edward Peil Sr. ... Sheriff Mort Langly (scenes deleted)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chuck Baldra ... Musician / Townsman (uncredited)
Ralph Bucko ... Barfly (uncredited)
Roy Bucko ... Barfly (uncredited)
Bob Burns ... Sheriff Mort Langly (uncredited)
Bob Burns ... Townsman Discussing Reward (uncredited)
George Chesebro ... Deputy Jess (uncredited)
Art Dillard ... Townsman (uncredited)
Al Haskell ... Musician / Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Jones ... Musician / Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Kirk ... Barfly with Bar Girl (uncredited)
Johnny Luther ... Musician / Barfly (uncredited)
Bud McClure ... Ranch Hand (uncredited)
Merrill McCormick ... Townsman Wanting Reward (uncredited)
Bill Patton ... Bill (uncredited)
Pascale Perry ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bud Pope ... Gambler (uncredited)
Tarzan ... Tarzan (uncredited)
Robert Walker ... Skeeter (uncredited)
Blackjack Ward ... Captive in Cave (uncredited)
Leo Willis ... Gunman (uncredited)

Directed by
Alan James 
 
Writing credits
Claude Rister (story)

Earle Snell (continuity)

Produced by
Samuel Bischoff .... producer
Burt Kelly .... producer
William Saal .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Ted D. McCord (photography) (as Ted McCord)
 
Film Editing by
David Berg  (as Dave Berg)
 
Set Decoration by
Ralph M. DeLacy (settings) (as Ralph DeLacy)
 
Costume Design by
Elizabeth Coleman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Hans Weeren .... sound supervisor
 
Stunts
Art Dillard .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Jones .... stunts (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons .... stunts (uncredited)
Kermit Maynard .... stunt double: Ken Maynard (uncredited)
Bill Patton .... stunts (uncredited)
Bud Pope .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Val Burton .... musical director (uncredited)
 
Other crew
E.W. Hammons .... presenter
 

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Runtime:
62 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Certification:
USA:Approved (certificate #3105)

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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film.See more »

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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Very Nicely Done, 10 November 2006
Author: aimless-46 from Kentucky

"Tombstone Canyon" (1932) combines an above average story with Ken Maynard (the all- time best movie cowboy) and Cecilia Parker (Andy Hardy's blonde sister). Plus it was filmed in California's spectacular Red Rock Canyon State Park (Canti, CA.) which was to become the scene of countless western movies and many of the 1950's western television series. All these factors make for an excellent combination as this early sound film is a very entertaining feature of slightly less than 60 minutes.

The film begins with a wrangler with only the first name Ken (Maynard) fighting off ambushers in Tombstone Canyon. Ken gets unexpected assistance from a cowgirl named Jenny Lee (Parker). Jenny rode out to meet him at the request of the man who requested that Ken come to the area for some information about his identity. Ken does not know who his parents were and has never adopted a last name.

Tombstone Canyon is a spooky place that most of the locals avoid because they fear a spectral figure called The Black Phantom. The Phantom was been systematically killing cowboys from the Lazy S. ranch, and frightening everyone else with his banshee like scream.

Ken and Jenny must contend with the owner of the Lazy S who wants him dead for some reason; and tries several times to frame him for murder. The town's sympathetic marshal refuses to arrest Ken, believing in his innocence and reasoning that the best way to solve the mystery is by giving Ken a free hand to investigate.

One thing to avoid is the 1990 VHS version being distributed by MNTEX Entertainment and titled "Classic Westerns". This is the one with a pair of Tombstones on the cover. They used a truly horrible print of the film and most scenes are so dark it is difficult to follow them, let alone pick out many of the details. Probably the worst commercially released print I have ever run across. Hopefully the other versions and the DVD are better.

Then again, what do I know? I'm only a child.

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